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Year of the Lion

We’re a global organization of active men and women, and it shows in our calendar. Each year, we seek to make a greater global impact than the year before. One way we do this is by participating in critical, long-standing events, and by adding new ones throughout the years.

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December 2022

 

December 1

  • Postmark deadline for a district governor to send their one winning Peace Poster and/or Peace Essay to the multiple district council chairperson. A district not belonging to a multiple district must send their one Peace Poster and/or one Peace Essay directly to Brand & Creative at Lions Clubs International Headquarters.

December 2-4

December 5

  • International Leo Day recognizing the creation of the first Leo club and is celebrated by Leos worldwide. Learn more about the Leo Club Program.

December 9-12

December 10

December 15

  • Postmark deadline for multiple district council chairpersons to send their one winning Peace Poster and/or Peace Essay to Brand & Creative at Lions Clubs International

December 16-19

December 24

December 31

January 2023

 
Hunger Awareness Month

January 10

  • Executive Committee Meeting

January 11-16

  • LCIF Board of Trustees Meeting (Virtual)
  • Sight First Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting (Virtual)

January 13-16

January 14

January 15

January 18-21

  • FOLAC Forum

January 20-22

January 21

January 27-29

January 28

February 2023

 
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

February 1

  • LCIF grant application deadline for consideration in May 2023 by the LCIF Board of Trustees for Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Hunger, Matching, and Lions Quest grants. (Final submission deadline subject to finalization of the board and committee meeting dates. Contact LCIF for confirmation.)

February 7-9

February 9

February 10-13

February 11

February 13

February 24-27

Past events

 
October 2021
Vision Awareness Month
Lions Membership Growth Month
Leo Membership Growth Month
October 1
  • Peace Poster Contest kits purchasing deadline from the Lions International Shop
  • LCIF grant application deadline for consideration in January 2022 by the LCIF Board of Trustees and the SightFirst Advisory Committees for Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Hunger, Matching, Lions Quest and SightFirst grants. (Final submission deadline subject to finalization of the board and committee meeting dates. Contact LCIF for confirmation.)
October 10-16
  • "Celebrate Community" is a week-long event in October that promotes joint service projects among the incredible members of Lions International, Kiwanis International, Optimist International and Rotary International. Join the celebration!  
October 14
  • World Sight Day
October 23
October 24
October 28-31
  • International Board of Directors Meetings (San Diego, California, USA)
October 30
  • New Voices nominations due for first quarter recognition
October 31
November 2021
Diabetes Awareness Month
November 1
  • Registration opens for Lions Day with the United Nations
November 6
  • Applications due for Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Brisbane, Australia
November 13
  • Applications due for Lions Certified Instructor Program in Christchurch, New Zealand
November 15
  • Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning Peace Poster (per contest) to the district governor
  • Leo October Membership Growth Award Nominations Due
November 20
  • Applications due for Lions Certified Instructor Program in Johannesburg, South Africa
November 27-30
  • OSEAL Forum (canceled)
December 2021
December 1
  • Postmark deadline for a district governor to send their one winning Peace Poster and/or Peace Essay to the multiple district council chairperson. A district not belonging to a multiple district must send their one Peace Poster and/or one Peace Essay directly to Brand & Creative at Lions Clubs International Headquarters.
December 5
  • International Leo Day

December 11
December 15
  • Postmark deadline for multiple district council chairpersons to send their one winning Peace Poster and/or Peace Essay to Brand & Creative at Lions Clubs International
December 15-18
  • ISAME Forum (Virtual)
December 26
January 2022
Hunger Awareness Month
January 11
  • Executive Committee Meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)
January 12-18
  • LCIF Board of Trustee Meetings (Virtual)
January 15
  • Peace Poster Kits go on sale in the Lions International Shop
  • New Voices nominations due for second quarter recognition
January 19-22
January 22
January 23
January 28
January 30
February 2022
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
February 1
  • LCIF grant application deadline for consideration in May 2022 by the LCIF Board of Trustees for Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Hunger, Matching, and Lions Quest grants. (Final submission deadline subject to finalization of the board and committee meeting dates. Contact LCIF for confirmation.)
February 5
  • Application due for Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
February 11
  • Joint meeting between LCI Board of Directors and LCIF Board of Trustees (Virtual)
February 12
February 16-17
  • Lions Day with the United Nations Day (Nairobi, Kenya)
February 28 - March 20
March 2022
March 1-20
March 2
  • Applications due for the Lions Certified Instructor Program in Brisbane, Australia
March 8
March 11
  • 44th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations
March 11-13
  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute (Mumbai, India)
March 16
  • Applications due for the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Brisbane, Australia
March 24-26
  • Mediterranean Lions Conference (Tunis, Tunisia)
March 25-28
  • Lions Certified Instructor Program (Kathmandu, Nepal)
March 26-28
  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute (Calgary, Canada)
April 2022
Environmental Awareness Month
Family & Friends Month
Leo Club Awareness Month
April 22-25
  • Lions Certified Instructor Program (Lima, Peru)
  • International Board of Directors Meeting (Kona, Hawaii, USA)
April 23-25
  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute (Tunis, Tunisia)
April 28 - May 1
  • Lions Certified Instructor Program (Nairobi, Kenya)
April 30
  • Worldwide Induction Day (WWID) is an exciting global membership celebration held annually on the last Saturday in April to unite clubs around the world in welcoming new members. 
April 30 - May 2
  • Faculty Development Institute (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
May 2022
Strengthen Membership Month
May 1
  • LCIF grant application deadline for consideration in August 2022 by the LCIF Board of Trustees and the SightFirst Advisory Committees for Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Hunger, Matching, Lions Quest and SightFirst grants. Final submission deadline subject to finalization of the board and committee meeting dates. Contact LCIF for confirmation.
May 10
  • Executive Committee Meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)
May 11-13
  • LCIF Board of Trustees Meetings (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)
May 15-18
  • Lions Hill Day (Washington, D.C.)
May 20-23
  • Lions Certified Instructor Program (Brisbane, Australia)
May 27-29
  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute (Brisbane, Australia)
June 2022
June 6-8
  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute (Brussels, Belgium)
June 19-23
  • International Board of Directors Meetings (Montréal, Quebec, Canada)
June 23-24
June 24-28
July 2022
July 15
  • Last day to enter Lion and Leo service activities for the 2021-2022 year
August 2022
August 8
  • Long Range Planning Committee Meeting
August 9
  • Executive Committee Meeting
August 10-12
  • LCIF Board of Trustees Meeting
August 12
  • SightFirst Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting
August 15
August 18
August 25
August 31
September 2022
September 3
September 8
September 10
September 11-17 
  • "Celebrate Community" is a week-long initiative that promotes joint service projects among the incredible members of Lions International, Kiwanis International, Optimist International and Rotary International. Start planning a project now and be sure to invite another service club to join you!
September 15
  • Deadline for District Global Service Team coordinator to electronically send one nomination to the Multiple District Global Service Team coordinator for Kindness Matter Service Award
September 15-17
September 16
September 16-18
September 22-25
September 23-25
October 2022
Vision Awareness Month
Lions Membership Growth Month
Leo Membership Growth Month
October 1
  • Peace Poster Contest kits purchasing deadline from the Lions International Shop
  • LCIF grant application deadline for consideration in January 2023 by the LCIF Board of Trustees and the SightFirst Advisory Committees for Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Hunger, Matching, Lions Quest and SightFirst grants. (Final submission deadline subject to finalization of the board and committee meeting dates. Contact LCIF for confirmation.)
October 3-6
  • LCI Board of Directors Meeting (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
October 7-9
October 15
October 20-23
  • Africa Forum (Tunis, Tunisia)
October 21-23
October 22
October 27-29
October 29
October 31
  • Deadline for Multiple District Global Service Team coordinator to electronically send one nomination to Lions International and copy the Multiple Council Chairperson for the Kindness Matters Service Award
November 2022
Diabetes Awareness Month
November 4-6
November 12
November 14
November 15
  • Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning Peace Poster (per contest) and/or Peace Essay to the District Governor
  • Lions Day on Parliament Hill (Ottawa, Canada)
November 24-27
November 26